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COVID-19 hospitalizations jump across B.C.

COVID-19 hospitalizations jump across B.C.

The 369 people now hospitalized with COVID-19 in B.C. is up 35 per cent from last week
People going to U.S. for fourth COVID shot, says doctor; eligibility limited in B.C.

People going to U.S. for fourth COVID shot, says doctor; eligibility limited in B.C.

“There are people who have gotten their third dose who are now seeing that they are past six months and they’re saying: ‘Well, I thought that I was supposed to be getting a booster now — why can’t I?’ ”
Third Omicron wave expected to grow rapidly in coming weeks, peak in August

Third Omicron wave expected to grow rapidly in coming weeks, peak in August

When case counts rise, COVID modelling expert recommends a return to indoor masking, avoiding crowded spaces, getting booster vaccine
COVID-19 cases, deaths down from previous week

COVID-19 cases, deaths down from previous week

COVID-19 case counts showing typical summer decline.
NACI urges fall COVID-19 boosters

NACI urges fall COVID-19 boosters

National Advisory Committee on Immunization expects COVID-19 resurgence this fall and winter
Canadian researchers reveal hope-filled discovery for long COVID patients

Canadian researchers reveal hope-filled discovery for long COVID patients

Researchers in Ontario have taken the first step in solving the enigma of long COVID. Next, they plan to translate their work across Canada, including two hospitals in B.C. with the technology to replicate it.
Pandemic most cited factor for recently relocated Canadians, survey shows

Pandemic most cited factor for recently relocated Canadians, survey shows

For some Canadians, the return to work has translated into driving greater distances than before.
B.C. COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations, testing decline

B.C. COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations, testing decline

Province's COVID-19 death total falls to 26 in the week ended June 18
B.C. telehealth visits absolutely ballooned at height of pandemic

B.C. telehealth visits absolutely ballooned at height of pandemic

While telehealth can be convenient, a B.C. doctor says investing in primary care is strongly needed.
Here are COVID-19 travel requirements to know before you go

Here are COVID-19 travel requirements to know before you go

Booking a vacation? Along with the price and quality of airfare, hotels and attractions, something to consider is the amount of preparation needed in advance.